Flew back to my hometown Cagayan de Oro this weekend to give a talk on Relevant Skills in the IT industry for the 9th Quantum and I.T. Convention (QITC). I had a momentary appreciation of legacy in action. I’ve spoken to many events before but this one is more dear to me. 6 years ago I led a team for QITC 4. There weren’t many conventions then in my city. We hosted the event in the same exact room. Pure nostalgia.
Philippine Tech Community
On its 6th year, The Biggest Developer Conference in the Philippines, DevCon Summit is back! With over 1,500 developers from all over the Philippines, DevCon Summit will take place on November 5-6, 2016 at SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. With the theme #DevFutureForward, this two-day event hopes to explore future forward technologies highlighting Virtual Reality, Internet of Things, and cutting-edge development tools today. It features international and local personalities whose technologies, practices, and advocacies made an extensive impact in the IT industry and beyond. Participants will get the opportunity to learn from renowned speakers for…
The best conferences are those driven by passion. The Techstars APAC Summit that happened last August 22 – 24, 2016 at The Bellevue, Bohol, Philipines gathered the most engaged and passionate tech and startup community leaders in region. It was my first time to join the summit and I thought it was on whole new level of collaboration, stories and learning. Here’s a highlight video of the 3 day summit:
#AccenturePH hosted its first hackathon at Alphaland Southgate Mall last April 18-19, 2015. With the theme on public safety, over 30 teams gathered to compete for the grand prize of PHP150,000.
After a loooong hiatus, #StartupGrindMNL is back! On its first gathering of the year last April 17 at A Space Manila, they featured Nix Nolledo, CEO of Xurpas, Inc. Nix used to work as a KFC staff and now he’s an investor. One of the companies he invested in is the popular Altitude Games. He said 80% of the mobile app revenue comes from games. There were many valuable points discussed including the importance of content and distribution, customers’ perspective and the opportunity in the games industry. Startup Grind Manila is spearheaded by Dustin Masancay (Associate Director of Ideaspace) and…
Illonggo people are the sweetest especially when they speak. On my first trip there, together with my companion JP Sibug of Microsoft Philippines, our agenda was to meet with the tech community. Since DevCon has a chapter in Iloilo, our team organized and gathered the folks in partnership with Dojo 8 Coworking Space. Its quite a small world as many of the people there I met in previous tech gatherings in the Philippines. Im very happy with turnout of the meetup as people starting sharing potential partnership opportunities. The main message of the meetup was to encourage collaboration among local…